Work week to end with sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Rain returns this weekend with a few thunderstorms possible mainly Sunday night.
Wednesday turned out to be a pleasant day for most of the Arklatex. Temperatures began in the low to mid-40s and warmed into the 60s over the northern half of the area and the 70s further south. A weak front has moved into the northern half of the area and is producing a little bit of light rain. Expect this rain to end and the clouds associated with the front to quickly move out of the area Wednesday night. Temperatures will once again be a little below normal with lows Thursday morning dipping into the low to mid-40s. Expect lots of sunshine and above normal temperatures for the rest of the work week. Highs both Thursday and Friday will likely climb into the low to mid-70s. See the latest on today’s rain with Pinpoint Doppler and the latest 36-hour forecast from Futurecast below:
The first of two disturbance will move into the Arklatex Saturday. Expect lots of clouds and slightly cooler temperatures to begin the weekend. Lows Saturday will be in the mid to upper 40s. We’ll see daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s. This first disturbance will mainly produce some areas of light to moderate rain. I don’t expect any thunder with this system. That will likely change as a second system approaches from the northwest late Sunday, Sunday night into Monday morning. This system will likely have more moisture to work with and will likely produce a few thunderstorms mainly Sunday night. Given the timing of this system, I don’t expect much of a severe weather threat as most of the storms will move through our area when the atmosphere will be a bit more stable. Look for that rain to end Monday morning.
Models continue to indicate that rainfall totals will stay below one inch for most of the area. Expect totals of 3/4 to 1″ over the northern half of the area and 1/4 to 1/2″ over the south. Once this system clears the area, we’ll see lots of sunshine and below normal temperatures for the middle of next week. We will likely see a warming trend to end next week with highs returning to the 75 to 80 degree range late in the week. Another cold front could bring the threat for some thunderstorms once again next weekend.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 71/47.